Interpersonal communication involves interaction between two or more people, usually with a direct connection and with some sort of relationship being assumed. Interpersonal communication is often distinguished from group communication, where interaction is less focused on individuals and more toward a small number of people; organizational communication, where the focus is often on how interacting organizes or can be organized, especially in corporate or business settings; public communication, where one message is tailored to be delivered to many, usually as public speaking; or mass communication, where it is assumed that messages will be somewhat impersonal and capable of reproduction. The convergence of interpersonal and media communication has changed many notions of what interpersonal communication is and can be. The notion that communication can be studied ...

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